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Demongrafixed

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DEE-mun-GRAFF-ixed

Sentence: Polly was feeling violated lately. The used car she just bought was quickly accompanied by junk mail from the manufacturer, who got her name from DMV records. Microsoft rebooted her laptop whenever they saw fit, and her MySpace page was liberally sprinkled with ads for Frank Zappa merchandise ever since she included the keywords "wowie zowie" in a posting. Polly's vital stats were piling up somewhere in cyberspace, and she felt DEMONGRAFIXED as the rising tide of targeted junk mail clogged her rural delivery box. Finally she snapped and vowed to "get off the grid". She took her camerafone and laptop, living in her Yugo and seeking "hotspots" where she could compute for free. But "they" had her number, her GPS location, and Polly eventually descended into madness as the offers of "2weeks of free treatment" at Sunnyvale Psychiatric Institute continued to pop up on her screens and in her mind.

Etymology: DEMON+demoGRAPHICS+FIXED=DEMONGRAFIXED>DEMON:an evil spirit,a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin; Middle English demon, from Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin daemon evil spirit, from Latin, divinity, spirit, from Greek daimōn, probably from daiesthai to distribute.....DEMOGRAPHICS:the statistical characteristics of human populations (as age or income) used especially to identify markets.....FIX(fixed): to kill, harden, and preserve for microscopic study,to make a profitable determination of, to get ready or prepare,to get even with, to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by IMPROPER or ILLEGAL methods;Middle English, from Latin fixus, past participle of figere to fasten; akin to Lithuanian dygti to sprout, break through.

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COMMENTS:

It's not easy to incorporate and give an old word 'fix' a new meaning ... but your erudite create ... did it exceedingly successfully! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:04:00

metrohumanx Thanks, Kiddo! - metrohumanx, 2009-02-27: 13:33:00

Metro, you have DEMONstrated your skills again! Bravo, Big Brother! - Nosila, 2009-02-27: 23:08:00

Very good verboticism! Clever blend. - Mustang, 2009-02-28: 03:04:00

metrohumanx A most amusing diversion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42E2fAWM6rA - metrohumanx, 2009-02-28: 10:59:00

LOL I love your sentence :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-03-25: 14:07:00

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Internetrude

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Int ter net rood

Sentence: When Paris gave her farmer's wife Mom a communication/video surveillance device for Christmas, she thought it was good for her Mom to phone or text people and feel protected in her home. She thought it was cute how slowly Mom embraced any new-fangled gadgetry. Little did she know that Mom's new toy gave her the ability to internetrude on Paris's active love life. How you gonna keep them down on the farm after they've seen Paris???

Etymology: Internet (a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange) & Intrude (enter uninvited) & Rude (socially incorrect in behavior;lacking civility or good manners)

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Perveasivecomputing

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: pervasive computing

Sentence: I feel so much safer, yet somehow exposed with all the perveasivecomputing keeping track of me.

Etymology: perve (to spy on) + pervasive computing (technology everywhere)

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COMMENTS:

short sentence but so powerful! Plus a perve-ectly great verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:23:00

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Scareveillance

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: scair-VAYL-ehns

Sentence: At first Harriet found the constant scrutiny of her whereabouts and activities to be comforting but as she found it to be more and more intrusive she became somewhat paranoid and began to refer to it as scareveillance, and wished she knew how to put an end to it.

Etymology: Blend of 'scare' (frighten) and 'surveillance' (The act of observing or the condition of being observed)

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COMMENTS:

Frightfully great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:00:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:25:00

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Trackberry

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trakberē

Sentence: Rosie is more than happy with her trackberry and it’s ability to tell her how to not get lost. The GPS function can even tell her where to get a tasty eclair. Friends can track her whereabouts and meet up at a moment’s notice. She discovered its drawback the other day when she was about to give in to the urge for sweets and received a veto text from her mom. She now parks her SPiPHONE with a friend at the local health food store before heading to the pastry shop.

Etymology: track (follow the course or trail of someone or something) + Blackberry (brand of wireless phone/e-mail device)

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Digitabs

Created by: FreakyDeak

Pronunciation: dih-jih-tabs

Sentence: The only way anyone would know about my brass instrument fetish is if they were keeping digitabs on me.

Etymology: to keep tabs on someone + digital

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Kintrusion

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kin tru shun

Sentence: Mary's smart idea of getting an app that spied on her kids was great in theory. However, when you create that kind of a kintrusion, be careful what you wish for, because you might not like what you see, Mary...

Etymology: Kin (family) & Intrusion (invasion of privacy)

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Facespooked

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: fays-spookt

Sentence: Frank, was...well, frankly, freaked. Obviously, he hadn't thought through the consequences of who he accepted as friends on Facebook. And now, his English teacher from 8th grade was correcting his grammar! At 7.35AM that morning, to answer, "What are you doing right now?" Frank had said, "I can't get no satisfaction." By 7.37AM, Miss Primm had commented, "Frank, it is 'I can't get any satisfaction.' Remember our lessons on the double negative?" He was getting Facespooked!

Etymology: Playing on FACEBOOK + SPOOK, to haunt, scare, frighten

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COMMENTS:

-excellent word; LOL sentence! - splendiction, 2009-02-27: 18:40:00

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Orwellwellwellian

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: awr well well well eeeeean

Sentence: The GPS phone provided an orwellwellwellian moment or two as he cruised the seedier side of town in search of his soon-to-be-ex-fiance

Etymology: orwellian, well well well!

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COMMENTS:

So deeply deeply deeply and disturbingly terrorific create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-27: 11:02:00

love it - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-27: 14:23:00

GlobalGallery Brilliant! LOL. Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1984. - GlobalGallery, 2009-02-27: 22:08:00

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Snoopsyology

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: snoop see o lo gy

Sentence: The trusted Dr. C Awl’s latest podcast of his students’ latest studies into what people do when they think nobody’s looking reached a conclusion that privacy no longer exists. Further research by the observed snoopsyologist will undoubtedly uncover even less about what we already know, or want to know, about people we don’t know. Dr. C. Awl does contend thick presence of various forms of surveillance will eliminate “gossip”, or “hearsay” as well as “curiosity” as eventually all will be heard and seen by all. The only really safe people will be the deaf and blind.

Etymology: From snoop (to spy on) and "ology" (any branch of knowledge or a science.)

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COMMENTS:

Dr. C Awl, snoopsyologist, was a great create! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-28: 16:09:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-27: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:50:00
WOW! Everyone created a first rate verbotomy! You have my admiration and awe every day, but even more so today!

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:52:00
I'd vote for every verbotomy today if I could!

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 10:59:00
It's also great to see more verbotomists submitting definitions for James and all of us! They are the lifeblood of this game. Which is more challenging: to creat a definition or create a verbotomy?

readerwriter - 2009-02-27: 11:08:00
Maybe that should be a definition, eh? Noun: the anxiety caused by the challenge of whether to create a definition or a verbotomy

silveryaspen - 2009-02-27: 11:21:00
Now all you have to do is submit it in the right place, readerwriter!

splendiction - 2009-02-27: 18:36:00
I'm going to need a lobotomy from my verbotomy at this rate!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-09-10: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Henry!! It's a code red!'

DEFINITION: n. The uneasy comfort that comes from knowing that your family, your friends, the police, the taxman, and every marketer in the world, are using the newest technology track your every move. v. To lose your privacy due to technology.

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